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Paulo Coelho

One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coelho is the author of many international bestsellers, including The Alchemist, Aleph, Eleven Minutes, and Manuscript Found in Accra. Translated into 80 languages, his books have sold more than 165 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.    www.paulocoelhoblog.com    Connect with the author:  www.facebook.com/paulocoelho Twitter: @paulocoelho